Pictured above from left to right: Sheikh Mubarak A. AlSuwaiket – Chairman & CEO of AlSuwaiket Group, Dr. Atle Hjertenæs – CEO of WINS, and Alexander Kasbo – Manager of Operations for AlSuwaiket Oil and Gas Division
Wireless Instrumentation Systems AS (WINS) is pleased to announce it has signed a representation agreement with Mubarak A. AlSuwaiket & Sons Oil and Gas Services Co. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This step will provide a local platform of in-country support for the installation and performance monitoring of WINS’ downhole wireless telemetry and energy harvesting products.
WINS has worked on downhole development projects in Saudi Arabia since 2014 covering a Through-tubing Retrievable Intelligent Completion Systems (TRICS) and a wireless, smart CT tool for extended reach Subsurface Access and Stimulation (SASS). The first product ready for commercialization in KSA is the Wimo Wireless Monitoring Downhole Gauge. Wimo measures downhole pressure and temperature, but the turbine-generator also harvests power, creates pressure-pulse telemetry, and measures the flow rate of the produced fluid. “It is a very compact way to design a wireless tool,“ says Dr. Atle Hjertenæs, CEO of WINS. “Other wireless gauges require 25 feet of batteries or multiple repeater tools to relay their weak wireless signals all the way to the surface. Wimo harnesses its power from the well, requiring only one, thirty-inch long device to create considerably larger wireless signals.”
Wimo can be attached to a lock mandrel, installed through-tubing, and landed in a nipple profile. If no profile is available, Wimo can be adapted to several different manufacturer’s service tools and landed anywhere in the tubing string. “Downhole flow rate measurement in a downhole pressure and temperature gauge is a game-changing feature,” says Brett Bouldin, WINS’ Marketing Director. “Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) can be performed using only drawdowns. Well shut-ins are no longer required, and better reservoir characterization is the result.”
Sheikh Mubarak A. AlSuwaiket, Chairman & CEO of AlSuwaiket Group commented, “We are delighted to add WINS and their unique technologies to our portfolio of product offerings. We will strengthen their presence and make WINS a success in Saudi Arabia.” Alexander Kasbo, Manager of Operations for AlSuwaiket Oil and Gas Division said, “We are very proud of our association with WINS, they have many new projects in the works. We expect to see considerable growth and are excited about their plans to manufacture, supply, and export products from Saudi Arabia.”
Wireless Instrumentation Systems (WINS) was founded in 2009 by Dr. Atle Hjertenæs to develop downhole wireless technologies. Its main office is in Trondheim, the technology capital of Norway. WINS conducts all its R&D in-house and has comprehensive workshops for prototype manufacture, test laboratories that simulate extreme downhole environments, and multiphase flow loops for complex fluid evaluations. WINS specializes in downhole wireless telemetry and downhole energy harvesting and is pursuing additional applications in wireless electric gas lift. For more information visit: www.wins.no
About AlSuwaiket Group
AlSuwaiket Trading & Contracting was established in 1972 and provides infrastructure construction, integrated oilfield services, tools and products, trading, agricultural projects, real estate development, travel and tourism, food import and distribution, catering and life support services, manpower supply, and education and training services. AlSuwaiket’s oilfield division is active through wholly-owned subsidiaries or joint ventures in drilling, pumping services, well control, snubbing, oilfield tools and equipment, downhole tractors, pipeline maintenance, cleaning, pigging, corrosion prevention, electrical cable coating and reconditioning, frac and produced water recycling, disposal of oilfield contaminated waste, NORM and spent caustic waste, geo-sequestration, AI applications for drilling management, and equipment predictive maintenance. For more information visit: www.alsuwaiket.com